Our Staff

Rev. Joshua Sawyer

Senior Minister

I decided to start taking my faith seriously at a summer bible camp in Okoboji, Iowa when I was in high school and like Jacob, I haven’t stopped wrestling with God ever since. I feel blessed to serve such a rich and storied community of faith. Even more, I feel blessed to have my family grow and develop as people of faith at First. The truth is I love helping people to connect to God. I have found that faith is dynamic, not static, so I enjoy the freshness of faith as we continue to grow as Christians in community. I invite you to join this fresh expression of faith today, whether it be through the traditional means of worship and study or untraditional means of running or art. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Amy Barry

Church School Coordinator

Lynn Cooper

Office Manager

Tom Mohr


Sue Humphrey

Church School Coordinator

Tim Kasl

Music Director

Marcia Newton

Church School Coordinator

Ann Spangler


Jo Jenson

Church School Coordinator

Dustin Miller

Maintenance Engineer

Gina Simpson



First Christian Church-Omaha is governed by a board, which consists of lay leaders who have received a call to serve the church.

The church is governed entirely by the congregation through the Board. Our lay leadership has general authority and responsibility to coordinate and manage the entire operation of the Church, including communications, property management, fiduciary duties and Ministry Group operation.

The Board is composed of five officers and fourteen members. Board members are recruited from the congregation by a nominating committee and approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting. Officers and members serve terms of one year.


Church Leadership 2022 – 2023